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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 16, 2010 6:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-16.mtx.seamons.107484.flac16

This is HSeamons' latest matrix. He synchronizes the SBD and AUD sources to create a fuller sounding recording that gives life to the SBD by incorporating crowd energy, hall acoustics, etc.. thereby making it a more accurate representation of the GD concert sound.

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Poster: mickmac Date: May 16, 2010 6:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

Just like they used to do with live albums? Like Get Yer Ya Yas Out? Didnt they do the same thing there? Whats the downside? Sorry for all the ?s. Just curious.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 16, 2010 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

GD's Europe 72 and the RS's Get Yer Ya Ya Ya's Out were both overdubbed in the studio. I am not sure about these albums but for sure during the recording of Live/Dead they set up microphones in the audience to get some of that juicy reverb and echo.

Dan Healy made his own matrix recordings (found here as Healy Ultramixes) from the soundboard.

From a technical standpoint, the matrix recording probably provides a fuller spectrum of the musical frequencies generated at the show to be heard. You get the clarity of the soundboard with the natural acoustic feel of sound travelling and bouncing around the hall. From an enjoyment standpoint, people who don't like crowd noise may be annoyed, though less so than with pure AUDs.

I do admit that the 3-23-74 matrix made me want to reach for the SBD because there was somebody clapping along right next to the mic during the very quiet build-up of the second Morning Dew solo. That was very annoying during such a pristine piece of music.

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2010-05-17 01:59:24

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Poster: mickmac Date: May 16, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

Thanks for the info deadpolitics and to you hseamon. I have not listened to a matrix yet that I am aware of. But none the less it is admirable that your love of the band goes above and beyond just sitting on your ass and listening like me.

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Poster: hseamons Date: May 16, 2010 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

The downside is that it can easily sound worse than the original recording, due to poor sync or mixing. When done well, a matrix sounds better than the original recording, audience hooting and all. Of course, this is a matter taste when it comes down to it.

I opt for making original live recordings sound better and more dynamic. Many matrixes out there have been considered an "upgrade" in sound experience. The best way to determine their quality is to give em a try. Some are better than others.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 17, 2010 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

lookin forward to the new Matrix - thank you so much for all the others - i would say most are an improvement from the original sources.


keep up the good work - you REALLY ARE doing a great service for the community!!!

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2010-05-17 15:28:24

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 17, 2010 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comments not appearing!!?!?!!

I really appreciate your work, hseamons. I guess we all have the right to one-star (or five-star) whatever show we like. Why anyone would complain about the availability of new and unique sources here is beyond me. Thanks!